Science Wire

City Tech Professor Appointed to Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

September 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Amit Mehrotra, Department of Hospitality Management, on his three-year appointment to the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Professor Mehrotra holds an MBA in Hospitality Administration from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and an EdD from Widener University in Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “An Examination of Graduate […]

Over $11 Million Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB), currently hosted by lead institution Brooklyn College, has been awarded $7.7 million from New York State and $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding. The funds will support research on environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems at SRI@JB, a consortium […]

Oxides Discovered by CCNY Team Could Advance Memory Devices

September 17, 2014 | City College

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O’Brien have discovered new complex oxides that exhibit both magnetic and ferroelectric properties.

New Medgar Evers College Library Now Open

September 16, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library which serves Medgar Evers College students, faculty and staff. Monday, September 15th the new, expanded library reopened with more than 90,000 volumes and a vast online database.

Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

September 16, 2014 | The University

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be “seen” by looking at the stars.

Justice Department launches study of racial bias among police

September 16, 2014 | The University

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Mapping What Matters — BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE GEOSPATIAL CENTER OF THE CREST INSTITUTE (BGCCI)

September 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Please join us What: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception When:  Friday October 3rd, 2014 Where: Meister Hall [ME] Rm. 330 Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453   Cutting Edge Academic and Research Center Will Enable BCC to Prepare Geospatial Technicians What is Geospatial technology? “Geospatial technology” or “Geomatics” is the […]

Professor Peter Moskos Featured on New Greek TV

September 15, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Peter Moskos of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was featured as “Greek of the Week” on New Greek TV where he discussed his book, Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (Third Edition). Professor Moskos’s father, sociologist Charles Moskos, wrote the first and second editions of the book which examines […]

Carlos Beltrán Establishes Scholarship At Hostos Community College

September 15, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eight-time Major League All Star, Carlos Beltrán and Hostos Community College proudly announce the creation of the Carlos Beltrán Scholarship. On September 6th, 2014, six Hostos Community College students were recognized at Yankee Stadium during a pre-game ceremony with Carlos and Jessica Beltrán and Hostos Interim President Dr. David Gómez. These scholarships were awarded to […]

CCNY Analysis Explains Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

September 12, 2014 | City College

Applying analyses designed by City College of New York biologist Mike Hickerson, a team of international researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds ended up in the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest extending from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America. It is home to the most bird species on Earth.

CCNY Marks Jonas Salk Centenary, October 23

September 11, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, one of its most distinguished alumni, with a symposium 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, on the CCNY campus.

Chemists Discover Way Nose Perceives Common Class of Odors

September 10, 2014 | City College

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes.

City Tech Announces New Journal, NANO: New American Notes Online

September 9, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce the publication of a new online, peer-reviewed journal: NANO: New American Notes Online, www.nanocrit.com, an interdisciplinary journal founded and edited by Professor Sean Scanlan, who teaches in City Tech’s English Department. “NANO’s goal is to invigorate humanities discourse by publishing brief, peer-reviewed reports with a fast turnaround enabled by […]

Dennis Sullivan Wins 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics

September 9, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Dennis Sullivan, who holds the Albert Einstein Chair in Science (Mathematics), has been awarded the 2014 Balzan Prize.

City Tech Students Spend Summer in High-Tech Internships

September 4, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

It is a familiar stereotype: the unpaid, harried intern dashing to pick-up the bosses’ dry-cleaning and morning coffee. For City Tech student interns, however, the scene could not be more different. They enjoy paid collaborative work and learning in an open, high-tech setting, with supervisors who have coffee with their interns and even mentor them long after the internship ends.

Retail employees frustrated by slashed hours, erratic schedules: study

September 3, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A new survey of city retail workers claims many are losing their shirts to “disturbing” new staffing trends.

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

September 3, 2014 | The University

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

September 3, 2014 | The University

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.

Teaching Science in a New Way: Scientific Literacy Skills for All

September 2, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY launches new  “Science Forward” Open Educational Resource and Video Series   New York, NY – (August 27, 2014). When scientists explore, observe, test and analyze the world around us, how do they approach questions? Macaulay Honors College and CUNY Advance have produced a new Open Educational Resource (OER) entitled Science […]

CCNY Team Defines New Biodiversity Metric

August 28, 2014 | City College

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today’s patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism.”